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Assistive Technology

Welcome to CyberCIL’s assistive technology portal.

Here you will find resources and links to guide you in your quest for Independence through technology.

Laura Vang is an assistive technolgy expert for Services Maximizing Independent Living and Empowerment (SMILE) in Yuma, AZ. She will assist you with questions or comments you may have.


Laura Vang:  AT ExpertHi. I?m Laura Duval, the Assistive Technology Specialist at Services Maximizing Independent Living and Empowerment (SMILE) in Yuma, AZ. I have been working with people with disabilities since my teens.

Due to my accident, which left me a paraplegic, I had to take a five-year break from work. It was very hard to relive my life and start over. But let me tell you with self-confidence and the will to achieve, anything is possible.

I have been with SMILE for almost two years now and am continuing computer education at the local college. I use what I learn to teach computer and assistive technology skills to those with a disability and hope that I can help make a difference in their lives.

I hope that I can also help answer any questions you may have about assistive technology. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have and I will do my best to answer it.



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Related Links


Federal Agencies:

  • The Access Board
    The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
  • National Center For the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDRR)
    Established in 1995, the NCDDR performs research, technical assistance and demonstration activities focusing on the dissemination and utilization of disability research funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
  • Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) supports programs that assist in educating children with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
  • U.S. Department of Education
    The U.S. Department of Education's mission, as a Department, is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.

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